ARE YOU LOOKING FOR INEXPENSIVE WAYS TO ADD SOME DISNEY MAGIC TO YOUR HOLIDAY DECORATING? MAKE A SUPER SIMPLE DIY MICKEY MOUSE CHRISTMAS WREATH USING DOLLAR STORE SUPPLIES!
When I made this quick and easy Mickey Mouse Christmas wreath, I got to combine two of my favourite things – Disney and Christmas! How fun is that?
It’s amazing just how quickly and easily your holiday decor can come together in minutes with a little magical inspiration.
There are so many ways to add Disney decor to your holidays. Some of my favourite pieces have actually come straight from Disneyland. But I really am loving the current Homestead Collection on shopDisney.com! And what I really love is that this DIY wreath fits right in with that style!
I already have some of the everyday pieces from this collection, so I love to be able to add into that same theme.
This year, though, I won’t be getting to the parks for the Christmas season. This means two things. One: I’ll be going next Christmas season, for sure! And two: I’m looking for ways to add my own Disney touches, but still have them fit in with my overall decorating scheme.
Choosing a Christmas Decorating Style
This year, I’m so excited to decorate! Even more than usual. Why? Well, over the summer, my husband and I moved into our dream home! We went from a small, single-level townhouse to a much larger house. In fact, I think we increased our floor space by more than two and a half times! And that’s a lot of space to decorate.
Of course, that also means that it’s really easy to go crazy spending on holiday decor, which I don’t really want to do. So naturally, I’m turning to all the DIY projects I can.
My decorating style can best be described as traditional meets rustic, with a splash of formal AND fun. In other words, I like so many different styles. So how do you mesh all these different tastes seamlessly? By working with colours.
I adore red, white and silver Christmas decor, with a splash of black and natural wood. Of course, this doesn’t mean that I won’t use pieces in other colours, but the overwhelming majority of my decor is red, white and silver.
When I stick with these colours, the decorations seem to work more seamlessly, regardless of style.
Adding in Disney Holiday Decor
If you’ve been around Our Little Handmade Home for any length of time, you’ll know by now just how big a fan of Disney I really am. And Christmas is no exception! For those of you that are new around here, well – I love Disney!
I do find, though, that much like choosing basic colours to decorate with, picking certain Disney characters or franchises will help you to rein it in and keep your decorations cohesive and fun.
I love pretty much all things Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck. Mickey and Minnie just naturally fit into my colour scheme with their red, white and black and Donald is the outlier, which adds some fun pops of colour!
In the past, I’ve simply mixed my Disney holiday decor in with all my other pieces, but this year might be different. I think between discount and dollar stores, visiting the parks and making my own DIY projects, I may have enough to fill a display cabinet! How fun is that?
Making a Mickey Mouse Christmas Wreath
There are so many ways to make a wreath. And it’s especially easy when you are making a Mickey Mouse wreath. In the past, I’ve made several wreaths in the shape of Mickey Mouse. You can see them here:
For this project, we are going to do something a little different. Rather than creating the Mickey Mouse head by using three wreath forms, we are going to create an ornament for the centre of a single wreath. We’ll be using a very similar supply list to what we used for my DIY Christmas Wreath.
Here is the supply list for this project:
Wire Wreath Ring – I used an 8″ round, but you can easily make this wreath any size you choose. Just adjust the size of the ornaments accordingly.
Jumbo Chenille Yarn – I used a ball that I purchased from Michael’s, but any thick chenille-style yarn will do the job.
Hot Glue Gun – any hot glue gun will do, as long as it gets hot enough to melt the ornaments.
Christmas Tree Ornaments – you will need plastic ornaments in two different sizes – a larger ornament for the centre head and two smaller ornaments for the ears. My ornaments are 1.5″ and 1″.
Festive Ribbon – choose any type of ribbon that fits your decor. I love buffalo checks, so that’s what I chose!
You can watch here to see just how easily this project comes together:
Now wasn’t that simple? I do love a good fast project, especially this time of year!
Printed Instructions for a Mickey Mouse Christmas Wreath
If you’re like me, it’s awesome to watch a video, but it’s also nice to have instructions that you can easily print out. Here they are!
- Start by wrapping the wreath form with yarn. Be sure to use as much as you need in order to get good coverage, with no gaps.
- To secure the yarn on the wire wreath form, weave the yarn through one of the spokes on the wreath, at both the beginning and end points.
- Set the wreath aside to make the Mickey Mouse head for the centre.
- Heat your glue gun.
- Choose three ornaments - 1 large and 2 smaller to create the head and ears.
- Remove the top ornament cap from the two small ornaments that will be the ears (the piece that you would place the hanging hook through).
- Once the glue gun is hot, gently press the tip of the glue gun against the large ornament on one side, where you would like to place the ear (the smaller ornament).
- Press the glue gun slowly into the large ornament until you create a hole large enough to push the top of the small ornament through.
- Insert the small ornament into the hole you have created. If it is too large, simply use a drop of hot glue to hold the ornament in place.
- Repeat on the other side of the large ornament, evenly spacing so that your ears aren't lopsided!
- Cut a length of holiday ribbon to hang your Mickey Mouse ornament.
- Feed the ribbon through the top of the ornament. You may have to fold the ribbon to feed it through.
- Use hot glue to attach the ends of the ribbon to each other, or to the wreath if you prefer. You can cut and adjust your ribbon as needed.
- Hang your gorgeous Mickey Mouse Christmas Wreath and enjoy!
This wreath is just so easy and so cute! What I love about this wreath, other than the fact that it adds Mickey Mouse to my decor, is that I could actually have it up all year long! I likely won’t, as I’m always looking for reasons to make NEW Disney decor, but you could have it in a Mickey Mouse display any time of year.
Now you can see that not only is adding Disney holiday decor easy, but this DIY Mickey Mouse Christmas Wreath makes it budget-friendly too!
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